TV Nudity On the Rise: Study

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Shows like “The Bachelor” and “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” are blurring the lines of what’s acceptable to show on primetime broadcast TV, argues a study released today from Parents Television Council.

Based on findings from a period between January 1 and April 26 of this year, the PTC concluded “that blurred or pixilated full nudity is increasingly being shown on primetime broadcast television shows, and that almost 70% of this type of nudity is being shown on TV-PG rated programs.”

The PTC concludes that NBC and ABC are the most responsible, with the nets collectively accounting “for 88% of the full nudity that aired on primetime broadcast television.”

“Most parents instinctively know that they need to monitor what their kids watch on television, but our new research shows that it would be almost impossible for them to protect their kids from blurred or pixilated nudity on TV since most broadcast TV networks are rating these shows as acceptable for young children,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

A 2010 study from the PTC documented the most common swear words on television. The PTC has also recently demanded that the FCC take action against CBS for allowing the “f” word to air during the Super Bowl.

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